Criticism

Here Is Charlie Finch’s Last Artnet Column

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Mr. Finch. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

The notoriously acerbic critic Charlie Finch has just filed his last-ever column for Artnet magazine. The two-paragraph send-off is available here in all its glory.

Here’s Mr. Finch on his former boss:

I’ve worked with Walter Robinson for 15 years. Everything you read about him is true, he’s a gentleman, the art world loves him, he’s a brilliant painter, he’s the best editor of his generation, and he will land on his feet.

In a phone interview just conducted with The Observer, Mr. Finch said this column marks his “retirement from the art world.” Something tells us the art world isn’t that lucky, though.

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